The group known as Public Defendaz is a diverse collection of talented musicians who represent their personal views through the lifestyle and music of hip hop. The group started in 2006 when five individuals came together to form the group known as Public Defendaz. Their purpose, to bring audiences a quality of music that directly reflects the word of the people. By combining their driving forces of lyrical wordplay and versatile productions, this group of artist from various regions of California band together to preserve Hip Hop's true elements. The group consist of Oktapus, Royal, J4RD, Taktical, and IyayI.